Edmund Baron Hartley

Cape Mounted Rifles

5th June 1879
Surgeon-Major Edmund Baron Hartley, Cape Mounted Rifles.

(Basuto War 1879)

For conspicuous gallantry displayed by him in attending the wounded, under fire, at the unsuccessful attack on Moirosi's Mountain, in Basutoland, on the 5th June, 1879; and for having proceeded into the open ground, under a heavy fire, and carried in his arms, from an exposed position, Corporal A. Jones, of the Cape Mounted Riflemen, who was wounded. While conducting him to a place of safety the Corporal was again wounded. The Surgeon-Major then returned under the severe fire of the enemy in order to dress the wounds of other men of the storming party.



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